Makerere University Guild president arrested

Makerere University guild president Anna Adeke(centre). PHOTO BY RACHEL MABALA

The Makerere University Guild president Ann Adeke alongside other eight students have been arrested and detained at Kawempe Police Station over planned protest.


Adeke who mobilized other students Makerere University students were arrested for holding a demonstration at the university protesting its closure.


Makerere University Council last week announced the closure of the institution a day to the start of a new academic year, saying there is no money to meet its staff demands of 100 per cent salary increment who lay down their tools.



Police fired teargas to disperse a group of protesting students who were calling for the immediate reopening of the institution.


It should be noted that Police took over security of the University premises following the closure of the campus by the University Council on Thursday.

President Yoweri Museveni asked the lecturers to go and rear goats if they didn’t want to back to work.


However Makerere Staff despite the threats, maintained that they would not bow to this government pressure and that no staff member is willing to go back to work unless their demands are attended to.


Education Minister Jessica Alupo on Thursday also gave lecturers only two weeks to report to duty or face the axe.


Alupo told Parliament that the lecturers’ demand for 100 percent salary increment was “not possible” and that whoever falls short of appearing in the lecturer rooms after two weeks will be sacked.